Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Dubbed “Bravo Squad”, the remaining soldiers of Bravo Company take a limo ride. Not exactly rock stars, they’re famous, but not so famous as to keep an SUV full of all-American beauties invested in them. There might get a movie made about them though. With them in … Continue reading Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

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Review: Cable of Fate by John Eric Vining

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ John Eric Vining is an author who is responsible for such historical fiction works as The Trans-Appalachian Wars, 1790-1818: Pathways to America’s First Empire and Tales of the Midwest: Growing Up and Growing Old in Rural Small-Town, U.S.A. His latest offering is Cable of Fate: The Zimmermann … Continue reading Review: Cable of Fate by John Eric Vining

Review: South of Main Street by Robert Gately

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ For his family novel entitled South of Main Street, Robert Gately has created a seemingly silly fifty-five-year-old male protagonist to touch the lives of a drug addict trying to stay clean and a teenage boy who lives with an alcoholic father in a small Pennsylvanian town. And … Continue reading Review: South of Main Street by Robert Gately

Review: Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ You should meet this guy I met while reading Fred Khumalo's Dancing the Death Drill, an historical novel set in France, 1958 and South Africa, 1900-and-up. The man's name is Jean-Jacques Henri. He is what you would call a "mixed-race" man of African origin; for over thirty-years … Continue reading Review: Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo

Review: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ You will not meet a fine man such as Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov easily.  Amor Towles, that New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility has got me thinking, speaking, reading like the man. For how long, I do not know, but let me remember that … Continue reading Review: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Review: The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Somewhere in Hackney, London, there is an Immortal Bard worshiping and George Clooney hating middle aged chap named Berthold Sidebottom who is unmarried and lives in his mother’s house. If that unusual last name of his doesn’t get you laughing like a good old Jim Carrey flick … Continue reading Review: The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka